It’s rare that the team at Team17 miss a beat with their indie publishing ways, with decades of history proving that they know a thing or two about what makes an indie gamer tick. Today they are going down a different route to the months and years previous to deliver a rather punishing action platformer to the Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC masses. Do you have the skills available to ensure time with Blasphemous is well spent?
Blasphemous comes from a combination of Team17 know-how and the creative minds at Spanish indie dev, The Game Kitchen. Available to purchase and download this very minute for the price of £19.99 – although if you’re quick a little launch discount can be yours – Blasphemous brings hacking, slashing, exploration, narrative building and a wickedly nightmarish world to console and PC.
No matter whether you prefer to work your way through Blasphemous on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch or PC, your overall objective will be the same – to help free a world that is on the verge of the most terrible of fates.
Blasphemous will see you delving into the world of a twisted religion as you attempt to harness the power from within, discovering secrets, utilising skills, and pulling off devastating combos and executions. Team17 and brutality rarely go hand-in-hand – you know, usually they love a bit of colour and fun like found in Yoku’s Island Express or Yooka-Laylee – but here and now with Blasphemous that is exactly what will be taken in, as you take down monsters and foes who are ready to rip you from limb to limb.
Mauricio García, CEO, The Game Kitchen, said:
“Today’s launch of Blasphemous is a real milestone for The Game Kitchen, it’s a game that has been a labour of love for everybody involved in its development. The journey of ‘The Penitent One’ through Cvstodia is a hardcore, unforgiving experience, and we hope that players will really immerse themselves in the game’s twisted and nightmarish world. We believe Blasphemous delivers a new and exciting experience for fans of the Metroidvania genre. We’re excited to bring the history and folklore of southern Spain to players and we can’t wait to see how the community reacts to the dark, gothic world the studio has created out of that inspiration.”
Should you be up for the challenge of Blasphemous and are ready to head off on an adventure which will hopefully see you break your eternal damnation then getting over to the usual digital stores is the next step. The Xbox Store will sort out the Xbox One gamers, while the PlayStation Store will do the same for those on PS4. Meanwhile, the Nintendo eShop will happily grant access to Blasphemous-wanting Switch gamers and those on PC are also well catered for.
A full review of Blasphemous on Xbox One will be up on these pages real soon too – in fact, the final touches are just being applied. Make sure you keep a beady eye out for it.
Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels. A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants – it is simply known as The Miracle. Play as The Penitent One – a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish. Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses, who are all ready to rip your limbs off. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.